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The Marriage Trap by Sheryl Browne #Review @bookouture

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Married for twelve years, Karla and Jason have two children. Life is mostly good. They have a few problems, but they can work it out. That’s what Karla thought, at least, before Jason abruptly announces he is leaving her for another woman. But Karla knows something Jason doesn’t… and he had no idea what’s about to happen.

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The Sleepover by Carol Wyer #Review @carolewyer @bookouture

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Cathy thought nothing of it when daughter, Roxy, left to spend the night with her best friend, but she should have. The next day brings the dreadful news that Roxy is dead, her body found in a house belonging to people she couldn’t have known. Natalie Ward and her team are tasked with discovering how Roxy died, but everyone they talk to seems to be hiding something. They’ve barely begun their investigation when Cathy is found dead. Natalie and team must find the killer, and soon… before they strike again.

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The Family at Number 13 by S.D. Monaghan #Review @bookouture

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Connor thinks St. Catherine’s Hill will be an ideal place to live and run his therapy practice, and he’s eager to become part of the neighborhood. Unbeknownst to him, his new neighbors are already antagonistic towards him. One is a former client with an axe to grind. The other is a woman named Mary whose family life is made difficult by her troubled nephew and indifferent husband. All of them have secrets, but one leads to tragedy.

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The Secret Letter by Debbie Rix #Review @debbierix @bookouture

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The gorgeous cover and intriguing title alone pretty much had me sold on reading this book, but the blurb sealed the deal. I seem to be especially drawn to historical novels about WWII lately. What appealed to me most about this novel is that the two main characters are on opposing sides of the war. Imogen is British, Magda is German, and each are expected to do their patriotic duty.

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The Dare by Carol Wyer #Review @carolewyer @bookouture

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When a teenaged girl goes missing, Detective Natalie Ward hopes they will find the presumed runaway safe and sound, but they find her body instead. Her team has barely begun to investigate when word comes of another missing girl, whom they once again find too late. The pressure is on to find the killer before they strike again, and Natalie is horrified when her own daughter disappears.

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Guilty by Laura Elliot #Review @bookouture

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When Constance Lawson goes missing,  all efforts are initially focused on finding the thirteen-year-old and reuniting her with her grieving family. All that changes when ambitious journalist Amanda Bowe zeroes in on Constance’s uncle, Karl Lawson, twisting his close relationship with Constance into something sordid, implying that he is responsible for her disappearance, destroying Karl’s life in the process. It only took seven days.

Six years later, Amanda has everything she ever wanted. She’s married, has a young son, and is the host of a hit talk show. All it takes is a single phone call to shatter the illusions of her perfect life, plunging her into a nightmare that feels all to familiar… Continue reading “Guilty by Laura Elliot #Review @bookouture”

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Closer by K.L. Slater #Review @KimLSlater @bookouture

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Ending a marriage is never easy when you have a child. It’s especially difficult for Emma Barton because her soon-to-be ex-husband Shaun is seeing another woman, Joanne Dent—who is not only Emma’s boss, but also the mother of a girl that Emma’s daughter strongly dislikes. Adjusting to her parents split is difficult for Maisie, but Emma begins to see signs that something more is going on with her little girl… something she refuses to talk about. As Maisie withdraws from everyone and everything she loves, Emma is convinced it has everything to do with Joanne and her obnoxious daughter Piper—and she has to prove it before something terrible happens to her little girl.

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